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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Aug 27, 2010 9:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Thanks to the "Village"

All of your kind words and thoughts are much appreciated. I know the guys of the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment will be happy to know that a bunch of "hippies" recognize and applaud their service.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Aug 27, 2010 7:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanks to the 'Village'

Or did you mean the Village as in M Night Shamalamadingdong?

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Poster: Jack o' Roses Date: Aug 28, 2010 11:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanks to the 'Village'...

for the out-loud laughs on this thread..;-)

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Aug 29, 2010 8:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanks to the 'Village'

The day I thank that absolute train wreck of a movie is the day I shove a claymore up my butt and set it off. Well, that's how I felt after watching it.

I can't believe they continue to call Dingdong a "master film maker".

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Aug 27, 2010 10:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanks to the 'Village'

SDH, could you fill me in? Ranger batallion? I must have missed this.

Edit: This is what comes of being halfway around the world and reading posts at different times. I'm kinda pieceing something together ... you have a son who was in Iraq? He was missing?!? Wow ..... So glad all is well! I hope you're now enjoying lots of time with him; you sound really proud of him, and I'm sure it's more than warranted.

I can't imagine what it would be like to have a kid in the Army. Proud and scary at the same time. Of course, I couldn't imagine what it owuld be like to have a kid taller than myself, either, which has just happened ... Anyway, all the best to him and his/your family!!!

This post was modified by AltheaRose on 2010-08-28 05:52:21

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Aug 29, 2010 8:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanks to the 'Village'

1st off, never missing, thank God, or whatever omnipresent dude with flowing robes and a Wilford Brimley beard you happen to favor.

Haven't talked about him much since his first deployment 4 years ago (that one was much more stressful, even though his duties were much less "involved" during that one).
And yes, he went through Ranger School at Fort Benning prety soon after returning. Has been posted at Fort Lewis ever since with the 2/75th (Pat Tillman's unit). Pretty sure he will come out of the service in late 2011, but they are offering him some enticing things to stay. We shall see.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Aug 29, 2010 9:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanks to the 'Village'

Or dudette. And beardless. In these parts we have Saraswati, if you're inclined towards books and music, or Kali, if you're in the mood for goat sacrifice.

I'm glad your son is safely home; enjoy your time together!

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 27, 2010 9:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanks to the 'Village'

So now we're the Village People, huh?

Dire's the Cowboy, right?

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Aug 27, 2010 9:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanks to the 'Village'

I'm guessing with your predilection for leather and crowd control, you'd be the cop.

And Dire, you're not fooling anyone


NOTE: Be it known that my son would not be at all surprised to see this thread devolve into a Village People discussion. He knows me well.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 27, 2010 11:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanks to the 'Village'

And given all the offices you've had to reassemble post listening rampage you'd be the Construction Worker.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Aug 27, 2010 11:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanks to the 'Village'

touche

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 27, 2010 11:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanks to the 'Village'

When are you heading off for the reunion? Must really suck having to put in a day at the office at a time like this.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Aug 27, 2010 11:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanks to the 'Village'

Not able to get away for a month or two. He's going to be stuck in Washington for a bit longer, so we'll just have to be happy with the wonder of Skype (he's been able to contact us that way occasionally...that is truly weird, having face to face talk with someone in a war zone) until a meeting can be worked out. Anyway, I'm thinking he would rather spend "time" with his wife for a while before he sees us.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 27, 2010 11:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanks to the 'Village'

I can imagine you're counting down the days. Skype is definitely one of the better techno-marvels, we use it regularly to keep in touch with friends and family in Canada.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Aug 27, 2010 6:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanks to the 'Village'

We use skype and magic jack. If you don't know about magic jack, it's pretty amazing. Even if you're overseas, you can have a phone with a U.S. area code (or Canada and maybe other countries, too.) So friends and family can call us as if we were still in the States; and for us, any call to the U.S. or Canada is free. There's a small charge per year. It works through internet, but you don't use the computer to call - it's just a regular phone call.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 27, 2010 10:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanks to the 'Village'

At least we won't run short on "idiots", eh?

The # 1 Idiot is even around again...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 27, 2010 10:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanks to the 'Village'

You never really left.

Oh, you mean dire's buddy.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 27, 2010 11:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanks to the 'Village'

Dire has buddies?

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Aug 27, 2010 11:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanks to the 'Village'

man, as usual I am being mercilessly pummeled

:)

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 27, 2010 11:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanks to the 'Village'

I thought you liked it that way?

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Aug 27, 2010 11:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanks to the 'Village'

generally I prefer a "trampling" rather than a pummeling

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 27, 2010 11:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanks to the 'Village'

Now I'm sure you don't want to be associated with J. Edgar Hoove-er and his weird predilections...

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Aug 27, 2010 12:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanks to the 'Village'

absolutely not! that would be moo-ronic of me to say the least.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Aug 27, 2010 7:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanks to the 'Village'

gang ba,,, er, stampede, or single cow?

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Aug 27, 2010 9:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanks to the 'Village'

cool - but if I am the cowboy i will be in need of a spacious ranch with the requisite cow pasture (for dairy purposes only, of course)

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Aug 27, 2010 3:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanks to the 'Village'

If any of you knot heads imply that I am the sailor and ask me to sing "In the Navy" I'm going to stick a marlinspike in your ear.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 27, 2010 3:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanks to the 'Village'

I think Leatherman is still up for grabs. How's the mustache?